Ex-Fort Worth officer's lawyers tell court they’re needed elsewhere on murder trial date
Aaron Dean, who is charged with the murder of Atatiana Jefferson, walks out of the courtroom after the third day of a pretrial hearing on May 4, 2022, in Fort Worth. - Yffy Yossifor/Star-Telegram/TNS

FORT WORTH, Texas — Two attorneys who represent a former Fort Worth police officer who is next month to go to trial on a murder indictment have filed a motion describing their work in seven other cases to which they argue local and state legal code assigns scheduling priority. The attorneys, Bob Gill and Miles Brissette, did not explicitly request a new trial date for Aaron Dean, but wrote in the motion that they have commitments elsewhere on June 21, when jury selection is to begin in the Dean case, and in the weeks before that date. Among the considerations, the attorneys asserted in the mot...